RALEIGH — In an act that has been called deceptive and un-democratic by state Democrats, N.C. House Republicans overrode the governor’s veto of the state budget in a Sept. 11 session that N.C. House Democrats say they were told would be a no-vote session.

BOONE — In August, Appalachian State University welcomed 19,280 students — the largest and most diverse class in university history. Preliminary numbers from the fall 2019 census data and the Office of Admissions as of Sept. 5 also show a continuing trend of strong retention rates for the fa…

DEEP GAP — Drivers going east from Boone to get onto U.S. 221 North from U.S. 421 in Deep Gap will have to change their habits as the traffic ramp and overpass bridge, named after Sgt. Dillon C. Baldridge, opened to traffic around 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

RALEIGH – More than a dozen Watauga-based road projects were part of the 1,700-plus included in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Plan, which was approved Sept. 5 by the N.C. Board of Transportation.

Jo Shane, 66, of Todd, N.C., and Waa Waa, Puna, Hawaii was tra…

Far too often, after another mass shooting of innocent people in our nation, our politicians and media reporters naturally demand action that “something must be done.” Some call for stronger purchasing restrictions and regulations for gun ownership or banning assault rifles, bump stocks and …

Just when we thought colleges could not spout loonier ideas, we have a new one from American University. They hired a professor to teach other professors to grade students based on their “labor” rather than their writing ability. The professor that American University hired to teach that non…

New highways and bridges represent new directions and opportunities for us to travel. Yet, as we begin traveling the Baldridge Bridge — and many of us will, on a daily basis — let’s take a moment to reflect on the road that led us to this Deep Gap junction.